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Re: Wood, Diesel or propane bulkhead heating stove?
I would like to have a wee stove in my ship one day.
For 20 years now, I have used my Eberspacher. It is a reliable unit, and makes quite a difference on the coldest day.
It is not so good at drying the boat though, and tends to circulate humid air in a wee circle. The windows do build up a lot of condensation.
I understand that a stove is much better at drying the ship. Maybe one day I will fit one. Burning wood can be smoky though and it can make for unpopularity in a crowded anchorage or on the pontoon. An Eberspacher has no such difficulties.
One advantage of the Eberspacher is that you can run the hot ducting under the quarterberth, and when you sleep there you have underbed heating on the coldest night.